Tuesday, October 18, 2011

colourQ 107 Trick or Treat pets

Hi there! Happy Tuesday and we have another great color combo for you at the colourQ!!! Here's the palette for this week:
I got going with my card yesterday, and I pulled out these cute stamps Ghouls and Goblins from Inkadinkado... I actually won these stamps in my last Spotted Canary prize package! Too cute, it's little animals all dressed up for Halloween! I took 2 of my faves from the set, the little doggie dressed up like Frankenstein, and the the kitty "mummified" with toilet paper, LOL! I stamped them on some white cardstock (I like Neenah Solar White, I've almost gone through the whole 250 sheet package I bought 2 years ago!) and I colored the dog with Copics.... I confess I DID think the palette showed Old Olive instead of Lucky Limeade... Not fully paying attention, I guess! It really wouldn't have made a difference in the coloring, though, because I don't have a ton of Copics, and these are the only green ones I have! ;) I stamped the cat stamp in the Pumpkin Pie ink and outlined the toilet paper with brown pen. I also added some stripes to him with a marker, and colored his eyes, too. 

Next step was the card base... I started to go to my "go-to" background, some Halloween patterned papers, but I couldn't find one with just the right colors or style for these cute images, so I got out my Halloween embossing folder instead. The folder really had the same "cute" feel that the stamps had. At this point, I was still under the impression that the palette showed Old Olive, and between **thinking** the color was supposed to be olive, and the coloring I'd done, I pulled out, embossed and sponged this piece...
Suddenly, as I'm layering this up with the bright orange and raspberry tones, I just get the whole WRONG feeling for the card, this piece was way too muted to go well with those colors, and suddenly my muted, sponged card looks NOTHING like the palette! Ever had this stamping experience? LOL, so I actually choose to READ the colors listed on the palette this time, and I see the color is supposed to be Lucky Limeade, NOT Old Olive! Aha! So then I got out a Limeade piece, did the dry embossing and sponged the orange ink on instead.... THEN my card starts to "feel" like the palette! YES!!!
This card was a weird one for me. Usually I start pulling out supplies and know exactly where I want to go. This one was a work in progress until the final detail! I had the card all made, even took my pics, and then decided it needed just a little more! So, I added the tab with the pumpkin treat bucket to the UR hand corner, and only then did I feel like it was really "done" if you know what I mean! 
I hope you like my funny little card that took me on a funny little journey! LOL, have a stellar day & PLEASE come play with us at colourQ this week? I'd love to see what you might do with these colors! 

hugs, Noelle

supply list: stamps: Inkadinkado; markers: Copic and Stampin' Up!; embossing folder: cuttlebug; brads: making memories; corner and tab punches: EK Success; solid cardstock and inkpads: Stampin' Up!

DUST IT OFF!: I save all my ribbon scraps in a ziploc bag for these times when I just need a little ribbon. This piece was a scrap! :)


scare_easy said...

This is SO cute! hahah.
I love the sponging on the embossed parts!

Annette said...

aww so so so cute... I love that cat wrapped in tissue paper...that is funny... Great card..

Sylvia said...

Noelle, This card is both clever and totally awesome! I love that folder, too! You would totally get my vote if you weren't a part of the team! Have a great Wednesday. It's 57 here tonight and may get down to 40, awesome weather!

Jen W. said...

Those stamps are adorable and I love the way you sponged the embossed background!

Ro said...

I love that little kitty stamp. Your card came out very cute!

Dawn said...

Adorable stamps!! Those characters are way too cute! Great texture with that wonderful folder and awesome little details too.

Hugs, Dawn

LeAnne said...

Oh gosh, this is cute....how did I miss this before? I just added your blog to my Reader so I DON't miss anything! Congrats on the Jingle Belles gig, too! Woohoo!

Christina said...

Oh my word, I got such a giggle out of your card (and story behind it!). What a fun stamp! Love the embossed background and bat brads!